In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, on the basis of anti-black racism. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929, rendering more than 200,000 people stateless. Director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary follows the grassroots campaign of a young attorney named Rosa Iris, as she challenges electoral corruption and fights to protect the right to citizenship for all people.

Closed Captioning available in English.

Available to stream from 12:01AM, September 17th to 11:59PM, September 24th.
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Director:  Michèle Stephenson
Writer:  Michèle Stephenson
Producers:  Jennifer Holness, Lea Marin, Michèle Stephenson
Cinematographers:  Alfredo Alcántara, Tito Rodriguez, Naiti Gámez, Nadia Hallgren, Jaime Guerra, Pedro Arnau Bros Santana
Editor: Sophie Farkas-Bolla
Country:  Canada, USA
Language:  Spanish Creole
Subtitle:  English
Runtime:  95 minutes

  2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - Special Jury Prize

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